Best Actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya has earned widespread praise for his perfect comeback to a red carpet interviewer.
Black Panther star Kaluuya was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Get Out – Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror movie which undermines classic movie tropes and explores race relations in America.
“Articulating the black experience isn’t a box. We’re articulating our truth. We’re human beings.”
The question left a lot of people with their jaws hanging open – but Kaluuya’s answer was spot on.
I've watched this clip five times and I'm still left speechless by the offensiveness and downright racism of the interviewer suggesting #GetOut "ticks a lot of boxes". Massive kudos to Daniel Kaluuya in the way he handled it, but it's still a gobsmackingly awful interview. https://t.co/7jB6q2gYG7
Daniel Kaluuya is wearing a flawless tuxedo, but just gave an even more note-perfect interview in the face of questioning that it would be charitable to call clumsy. A genuine star, class act. #redcarpet#oscars